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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Early Deprecation Notice: Windows XP and Server 2003 support
- From: Helmut Karlowski <helmut dot karlowski at ish dot de>
- To: <wilson at ds dot net>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:56:18 +0200
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Early Deprecation Notice: Windows XP and Server 2003 support
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- References: <20150826115109 dot DC166300 dot helmut dot karlowski at ish dot de> <49A5ECFF7A0A419F829D58F760F8DDA3 at NCC1701>
> > Guess that's better than to stick with the kludges, migration to 10 is
> > on the way.
> From what I've seen and heard W10, while mostly stable, still coerces users
> towards the software as (an expensive) service model and follows the dictum
> that Microsoft knows more about what you want than you do (default saves to
> microsoft cloud storage, grabs your pictures for background slide show
> without asking, etc.).
I hope I can customize it to behave like XP (only the goodies of
And shutdown/disable all the spying internet-connections.
> Their recent "security" patch that put machines in an endless reboot cycle
> shows the company still hasn't focused on quality or customer needs instead
> of corporate profits. Win10 has no new innovations that customers need, few
> if any actual security improvements, and a huge price tag in terms of
> upgrades, expensive services, and retraining. I'll stick with Win XP for a
> while longer then switch to open source products and Linux when I must. In
> the mean time, I guess I will have to say a sad good-bye to Cygwin when they
Unfortulately I think I'm bound to windows which is all malware anyway
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